Katniss Everdeen looks pretty cool operating her bow and arrow in The Hunger Games and young women in the U.S. have taken notice. In fact, Suzanne Collins’ series is leading to a resurgence in archery among young adults in the U.S., especially among girls.
Membership in USA Archery, the association related to the sport, has doubled over the past two years. NPR has the story:
But Denise Parker, CEO of USA Archery — the governing body for the Olympic sport — says the boom following The Hunger Games original movie in 2012 caught many by surprise. “We didn’t see that coming,” she says. “We’ve had archery in other movies, but never kind of that whole momentum at one time.”